Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Since 2008, more than 5 million pinwheels have been distributed nationwide. Join us by bringing Pinwheels for Prevention to your community! 

Every April Family Tree Nurturing Center and Child Abuse Prevention Centers of Montana recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month by raising awareness of the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect right from the start and of “stopping the hurt before it happens”.

April 2024 Schedule of Events

Annual Awards

Since 2004, we have presented an annual award to a person or organization that has made a significant contribution to child abuse prevention in our community. 

Pinwheel for prevention Award 

2023 – Dave Weller, Julie Pierce, Merle Dockter, St. Thomas Apostle Church, Faith Chapel

2022 – First Interstate Bank

2021 – Kathy Fox

2020  Karen McComish

2019  Kent Dreessen and Shelia Wilson

2018 – Walla Walla University and Russ Glendenning 

2017 – Ron Nissen and John Wilson

2016 – Dr. Jennell Duey and Adam Milligan

2015 – Christy Mammon


Blue Ribbon Award

2014 – Randy Bell and Old Dominion Freight Line

2013 – Don Floberg

2012 – Kelly McCann, Computer Geek

2011 – Billings Chi-Tu Do

2010 – E.C.I. – Electrical Consultants, Inc. 

2009 – Billings Exchange Clubs

2008 – Rep. Alan Olson

2007 – Sen. Conrad Burns

2005 – Dale & Kathy Rumph

2004 – Bill & Mary Underriner 


A special thank you to all of our award winners for your generous support and contributions to Family Tree Nurturing Center. Without supporters like you, we would be unable to fulfill our mission.